WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over 2 billion users worldwide. It offers various features to help users manage their conversations, and one of these features is the ability to archive chats.
Archiving a chat in WhatsApp allows you to hide it from your main chat list without actually deleting it. Many users wonder if, when they archive someone on WhatsApp, that person can still see when they are online.
In this article, we will delve into the mechanics of WhatsApp’s archive feature and its implications for online status visibility. Let’s get started!
When you archive someone on Whatsapp can they see you online?
Archiving a chat on WhatsApp is a great way to declutter your chat list and hide chats that you don’t need to see all the time. But what does it mean for the person on the other end? Can they still see you online if you archive their chat?
Before we address the question of whether someone can see your online status when you archive them on WhatsApp, it’s essential to understand what the archive feature does.
When you archive a chat on WhatsApp, you are essentially moving it to a separate folder called the Archived Chats. Archived chats are not visible in your main chat list but can be easily accessed by scrolling down or by using the search function.
The primary purpose of archiving chats is to declutter your main chat list without losing any of your chat history. Now, let’s explore the key aspects of the WhatsApp archive feature and its impact on online visibility:
Online Status Visibility
WhatsApp provides users with the option to control who can see their online status. By default, your online status is visible to all your contacts, but you can customize this setting. When you archive someone on WhatsApp, it does not affect your online status visibility for that person.
If your online status is visible to them, it will remain so even after archiving the chat. Archiving a chat does not change your privacy settings in any way. The other person will still be able to see if you are online, unless you have blocked them.
Archiving Is About Chat Organization
The primary purpose of archiving chats on WhatsApp is to help users organize their conversations better. It’s a useful tool to keep your main chat list focused on your most important and active conversations while still retaining access to older chats.
No Impact on Last Seen
Similarly, archiving a chat does not affect the “Last Seen” status for the person you’ve archived. If your “Last Seen” is visible to them, it will continue to be visible even after the chat is archived. If you want to hide your “Last Seen” status from a specific contact, you can adjust your privacy settings, but archiving won’t achieve this on its own.
When you archive a chat, you can also choose to mute notifications for that chat. This means that you won’t receive sound or vibration alerts when new messages arrive in the archived chat. However, this has no bearing on the visibility of your online status or “Last Seen” status.